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Never be ashamed to ask for help

Guest blog by Brian Due to unforeseen circumstances, at the age of 60 I lost my job. Well I say unforeseen – because of a very traumatic experience, I ended up be treated for PTSD which lasted for about a year. After treatment I found myself unemployed. Now I am quite specialised in my profession, […]

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Christmas 2018 opening times

We are open as normal up to and including Christmas Eve, then a few sessions are closed over the following week. See below for details:

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Wandsworth Foodbank Christmas Cards available now

We’re really pleased to announce the release of the official 2018 Wandsworth Foodbank Christmas card. Message inside reads: ‘Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas’ For sale in the bookshop at St Mark’s Church, Battersea Rise (SW11 1EJ). Available in packs of 10 with envelopes for £5 (15cm x 15cm). Email us to reserve some. […]

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Christmas Appeal 2018

Our Christmas Appeal this year is for funds, so that we can provide something extra for households referred to us in crisis at Christmas time. As well as our standard nutritionally-balanced food parcel, we would love to be able to give each guest a supermarket gift voucher, so that they can chose some fresh food […]

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I, Daniel Blake Screening

This Friday 5th October we are putting on a special, free screening of I, Daniel Blake, and we’d love to invite you to join us. There’s fresh popcorn and delicious Jude’s ice cream, kindly donated, and a chance to say thank you to many of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers who give their time throughout the […]

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Wandsworth Council votes on two of our recommendations

Picture: Joseph Rowntree Foundation Foodbank use is rising in Wandsworth.  Low-paid, unstable jobs and high housing costs mean more and more families can’t put food on the table. And sometimes things happen that threaten to pull us under, like losing a job, coping with a disability, or leaving our home to get out of an […]

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We’re asking Wandsworth councillors to vote to protect local people in crisis

When I met John, he was in such mental distress that he could barely speak. Referred to Wandsworth Foodbank by a Community Mental Health Team, he’d come to us because he had no food in the house and no money to buy food. Over the course of a morning, he gradually traced the currents that […]

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Poverty, Hunger & Social [In]security

Our latest annual report, Poverty Hunger and Social Insecurity, is published today. Foodbank use in Wandsworth Borough continued to rise in 2017-18, with more local people referred to Wandsworth Foodbank than in any previous year. We provided 5218 three-day emergency food supplies to local people in crisis during 2017-18. This is an increase of 11% on […]

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Highest ever number of emergency food supplies given to local people in last year

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 5218 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by WandsworthFoodbank, compared to 4712 in the previous year (an 11% increase). Of this number, 1897 went to children (36%). The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported a UK-wide increase foodbank use, believes […]

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Easter 2018 opening times

We are usually open 7 days a week. However, over the Easter weekend we will be closed on Saturday 31 March and on bank holiday Monday 2 April. We are open at St Mark’s on Good Friday, but for reduced hours from 10am – 11.30am. All other sessions will run as normal. Easter opening 2018

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